Eligibility Specialist II South Carolina (TL- MAGI)


Job Details

Eligibility Specialist II (TL- MAGI)

This listing closes on 3/12/2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada).


$27,527.00 – $50,930.00 Annually

Location Richland County, SC

Richland County, SC

Job Type

Temporary Grant – Full-Time


Department of Health and Human Services

Job Number


Closing date and time

3/12/2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Agency Specific Application Procedures:

All applicants must apply online.

Class Code:


Position Number:


Normal Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday (8:30 – 5:00)

Pay Band

Band 4

Hiring Range – Min.


Hiring Range – Max.


Opening Date


EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Responsibilities


This position is located in Eligibility, Enrollment and Member Services (EEMS), Richland County. The MAGI Eligibility Specialist II (Eligibility Specialist Team Lead) is the front-line of beneficiary access to the Medicaid program. This position collects and evaluates documentation from applicants to determine individual and family eligibility for the program. Eligibility Specialists ensure the integrity of the Medicaid program by completing all eligibility determinations, reviews, and eligibility changes in an accurate and timely manner. In addition to meeting minimum standards for timely determinations in accordance with the Department’s EPSM, serves as a subject matter expert and first tier escalation authority for individuals on their team.

  • Uses various information sources, electronic tools, and systems provided by the Department to collect, assemble, evaluate, and act upon information provided by applicant/beneficiaries and third parties to make timely eligibility determinations, reviews, and changes of circumstance. Follows policies and procedures for the collection and analysis of applications and documentation and collects additional information for beneficiaries as necessary with the least burden to the applicant/beneficiary as possible. Performs follow-up activities in an efficient and effective manner, using the communication method most appropriate for obtaining outstanding information. Documents all notes and steps clearly and completely for review and hand-off to other specialists.


  • In addition to meeting minimum standards for timely determinations in accordance with the Department’s EPSM, serves as a subject matter expert and first tier escalation authority for individuals on their team. Provides weekly individualized guidance for up to 4 team members and provides recommendations for the relevant team supervisor for performance evaluations and periodic counseling. Assists new and underperforming team members with developing work improvement strategies.
  • Proficient with all processes, policies, procedures, and system updates to ensure that all eligibility determinations, reviews, and changes are completed accurately with satisfactory documentation. Makes accurate determinations as to individual eligibility based on the rules and standards detailed by the department as defined in written performance standards for the relevant type of determination needed. Resolves discrepancies in a timely manner. Follows appropriate escalation processes as outlined in eligibility process documentation. Labels all documentation, records decision and notes clearly and accurately, and in the appropriate systems of record.
  • Maintains a professional demeanor and communication style, ensuring that communication and interactions with co-workers, supervisors, and beneficiaries is clear, polite, and concise. Participates in customer service and privacy training and ensures that confidential or private information is maintained in accordance with State and Federal law as articulated through departmental policies and training.
  • Attends all mandatory meetings, trainings, and events as directed by supervisory staff and agency leadership. Maintains awareness of and complies with all agency policies, to include privacy, confidentiality, standards of conduct, performance, leave and compensation, vehicle use and travel, and financial controls. Maintains appropriate certification and training to perform emergency management evacuation and shelter duties as necessary. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisory staff and agency leadership. 



Minimum and Additional Requirements

A high school diploma and relevant program experience.  A bachelor’s degree may be substituted for the required program experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • Occasional overnight travel.
  • Overtime and/or weekend work wit Deputy approval.
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time.
  • Lifting requirements: 20 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Eligibility Specialists must have a familiarity with computers, standard Microsoft Office software, internet browsers, and the ability to read, write, and speak English in a clear and concise manner.  
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematical computations.  
  • Eligibility Specialists must be able to work in a professional office environment with a diverse group of teammates and provide excellent customer service either face to face, telephonically or through written communication.  
  • Eligibility Specialists must be able to learn, retain, and apply information about federal rules and standards for processing Medicaid eligibility determinations.  
  • Specialists must maintain productive workspaces and must perform tasks in an effective manner to ensure the completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of eligibility determinations.  
  • Demonstrates high performance standards.


Additional Comments

Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application for qualification purpose. All applicants must apply online. All correspondence from the Office of Human Resources will go through electronic mail.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Benefits for State Employees

The state of South Carolina offers eligible employees generous benefits, including health and dental insurance; retirement and savings plan options; and paid vacation and sick leave. Plus, work-life balance programs such as telecommuting and flexible work schedules are available to employees of some state agencies.
Insurance Benefits
Eligible employees may enroll in health insurance, which includes prescription coverage and wellness benefits. Other available insurance benefits include dental, vision, term life insurance, long term disability and flexible spending accounts for health and child care expenses.

Retirement Benefits
State employees are also offered retirement plan options, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Additionally, eligible employees may elect to participate in the South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program, which is a voluntary, supplemental retirement savings plan offering 401(k) and 457 plan options.

Workplace Benefits
State employees may also be eligible for other benefits, including tuition assistance; holiday, annual and sick leave; and discounts on purchases, travel and more.

Note: The benefits above are available to most state employees, with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary grant and time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some or none of these benefits as benefits are associated with each position type. For these positions, contact the hiring agency to determine what benefits may be available.


The responses you provide to these Supplemental Questions will be used in combination with your application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Failure to provide detailed and complete information may result in your application being rejected. Any misrepresentation or omissions will result in your disqualification from employment and/or termination. When applying for this position, I understand that I must thoroughly complete the Education and Work Experience sections of my application and the Supplemental Questions. Please do not submit a resume in place of completing the Education, Work History and Supplemental Questions. This includes a detailed description of each position that I feel qualifies me for the job I am seeking. I have read the above statement and understand that failure to provide sufficient detailed information may result in my application being rejected. I also understand that I may not submit resumes in lieu of filling out the application or answering the Supplemental Questions. I acknowledge that I have read, understand and agree with the above.

  • Yes
  • No


If selected to be hired for this position, are you willing to accept a salary within the posted range $27,527 – $31,656?

  • Yes
  • No


What is your highest level of education achieved?

  • Less than a twelfth grade education
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Some College
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher


Please select the option that best describes your professional experience in customer services, social services, human services, data entry and/or Medicaid processing.

  • No Experience
  • Less than one year
  • One year to less than three years
  • Three years to less than five years
  • Five or more years


Please briefly explain your experience in customer services, social services, human services, data entry and/or Medicaid processing. Note: Please see application/resume or N/A is not an accepted answer.


Have you ever been an employee of the SC Department of Health and Human Services? If yes, please list the department and your supervisor.


How did you hear about this position?

  • SCDHHS Website
  • careers.sc.gov
  • Career Fair(s)
  • Information Session(s)
  • SCDHHS Employee
  • Job Ad(s)
  • Indeed.com
  • Higher Education Resource(s)
  • LinkedIn.com
  • NAMD
  • Careerbuilder.com
  • SCHA (Hospitalcareers.com)
  • Glassdoor.com


If you learned of this posting from a SCDHHS employee, please list his/her name.

* Required Question

Agency State of South Carolina Phone 803-898-2670

Agency Department of Health and Human Services Address 1801 Main Street, Suite 224

Columbia, South Carolina, 29201


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